Tuesday Morning Session - February 17, 2015

Session Theme: Operating, Managing, and Navigating the Profitable, Productive, Efficient, and Client-Focused Personal Injury Law Firm in the 2015 Economic and Political Environment  

Moderator: Eric Romano, West Palm Beach

Tuesday Afternoon Session - February 17, 2015 

Moderator: John F. Romano, West Palm Beach

Tuesday Evening Track Session A

Session Theme: Business Torts - How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Expand Their Practice Without Having to Leave Their Office  

Moderator: Steven R. Jaffe, Fort Lauderdale

Tuesday Evening Track Session B

Session Theme: FJA Daubert Institute and Mock Hearing (Based on state law in Florida)

Moderator: F. Catfish Abbott, Jacksonville

Tuesday Evening Track Session C

Session Theme: "My First Trial" - A New Lawyer's Step-By-Step Guide to Handling, Litigating, and Trying Your First Case 

Moderator: Aaron Watson, Pensacola

Wednesday Morning Session - February 18, 2015

Session Theme: Winning Product Liability Cases and Identifying the Existence of a Defect in Your Inventory of Cases  

Moderator: To be Announced

Wednesday Afternoon Session - February 18, 2015

Session Theme: Closed Head Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury

Moderator: Elizabeth Zwibel, St. Petersburg

Wednesday Evening Track Session A

Session Theme: Closed Head Injury – Traumatic Brain Injury Continuation

Moderator: Elizabeth A. Zwibel, St. Petersburg

Wednesday Evening Track Session B

Session Theme: Settlement Institute and Mediation

Moderator: To be Announced 

Wednesday Evening Track Session C

Session Theme: Qui Tam Projects and Litigation

Moderator: Gary M. Farmer, Jr., Fort Lauderdale

Thursday Morning Session - February 19, 2015 

Session Theme: Proof and Argument of Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases 

Moderator: W. McKinley "Mickey" Smiley, Jr., St. Petersburg

Thursday Afternoon Session - February 19, 2015 

Session Theme: Medical Malpractice Steps, Strategies, and How to Avoid Traps and Pitfalls  

Moderator: Diana Santa Maria, Fort Lauderdale

Thursday Evening Session A

Session Theme: Trial Advocacy, Jury Persuasion, and Lawyering for the People 

Moderator: John F. Romano, West Palm Beach

Thursday Evening Session B

Session Theme: Handling, Litigating and Trying Abuse Cases   

Moderator: Leslie Jean-Bart, Jacksonville

Friday Morning Session - February 20, 2015 

Session Theme: Auto and Truck Torts – Winning Liability and Maximizing Damages 

Moderator: Doug Beam, Melbourne

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Seminar Date:
February 17, 2015
Seminar Location:
Renaissance Orlando Resort and Spa at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
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Tuesday February 17, 2015
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David L. Place, J.D.   [ view bio ]
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Karen Koehler   [ view bio ]
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Mark S. Fistos   [ view bio ]
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Gary M. Farmer Jr.   [ view bio ]
Arguments to Be Presented by:

Nancy La Vista, West Palm Beach (Plaintiff attempts to exclude expert in medical malpractice case)
F. Catfish Abbott, Jacksonville (Plaintiff attempts to exclude testimony of defense IME expert on causation in vehicular collision case)

Christopher Chestnut, Atlanta, GA (Plaintiff establishing utilization of expert in tobacco litigation case)

Lance Ivey, West Palm Beach (Plaintiff attempting to establish expert utilization in product liability tire defect case)

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Catfish Abbott   [ view bio ]
Christopher Chestnut   [ view bio ]
Lance C. Ivey   [ view bio ]
Nancy La Vista   [ view bio ]
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Jarian N. Lyons   [ view bio ]
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Gregory M. Yaffa  [ view bio ]
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Larry Perry   [ view bio ]
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Nicole C. Vinson   [ view bio ]
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Vanessa Brice   [ view bio ]
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Matthew N. Posgay   [ view bio ]
Wednesday February 18, 2015
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Theodore J. Leopold   [ view bio ]
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Kenneth C. Kutner Ph.D   [ view bio ]
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Dianne J. Weaver   [ view bio ]
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Dan H. Honeywell   [ view bio ]
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Rick Kolodinsky   [ view bio ]
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Randy Rosenblum
William Wolk
Thursday February 19, 2015
1. Loss of Enjoyment of Life -
Dustin B. Herman, West Palm Beach

2. Wage Loss/Loss of Future Earning Capacity - 
Anthony Quackenbush, Fort Lauderdale

3. Past Meds/Future Meds - 
Benjamin Russell, Fort Myers

4. "Physical" Pain and Suffering - 
Travis Mohler, Columbus, OH

5. "Mental" Pain and Anguish -
Fay O. Pappas, Orlando

6. Scarring/Disfigurement
Vanessa Cotto, Orlando

7. Embarrassment/Humiliation/Inconvenience - 
Mallory R. Widgren, Orlando
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Vanessa Cotto   [ view bio ]
Dustin B. Herman   [ view bio ]
Travis Mohler   [ view bio ]
Fay O. Pappas   [ view bio ]
Anthony Quackenbush   [ view bio ]
Benjamin Russell   [ view bio ]
Mallory R. Widgren   [ view bio ]
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Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid  [ view bio ]
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Peter Burg   [ view bio ]
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C. Steven Yerrid   [ view bio ]
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Christian D. Searcy   [ view bio ]
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Moderator: John F. Romano, West Palm Beach


Special introduction of Erin Brockovich by Thomas V. Girardi, Beverly Hills, CA

Erin Brockovich Luncheon sponsored by:  Millennium Settlements, Plaintiff Support Services, Counsel Financial, and Providio Lien Resolution

Featured Luncheon Presentation -
Erin Brockovich, Los Angeles, CA

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Erin Brockovich   [ view bio ]
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Mark A. Avera   [ view bio ]
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James W. Gustafson Jr.   [ view bio ]
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Gary B. Pillersdorf  [ view bio ]
Special Introduction by:  John F. Romano, West Palm Beach
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Dianne J. Weaver   [ view bio ]
Special Introduction by: John F. Romano, West Palm Beach
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Wayne Hogan   [ view bio ]
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Daryl D. Parks  [ view bio ]
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Allan M. Parvey
Friday February 20, 2015
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Jorey Chernett   [ view bio ]
Dr. Adam Folbe   [ view bio ]
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Dale Swope   [ view bio ]
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Steven M. Gursten   [ view bio ]
Elizabeth "Beth" Finizio, Fort Lauderdale 

Marni Stahlam, Ph.D., ABD, Orlando
Political Consultant

A former Hospital CEO and Candidate for the Florida Legislature in 2004, Marni has been providing winning political campaign strategy consulting to state, regional and judicial candidates for the past 10 years.

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Marni Stahlam Ph.D., ABD   [ view bio ]
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Preston J. Scheiner   [ view bio ]
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James L. Magazine   [ view bio ]
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